Detroit – After a string of legal victories, suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian may still face contempt of court charges.
An October 15 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a five-year-old court order preventing Kevorkian from assisting suicides. Michigan prosecutors plan to use the ruling to go ahead with plans to put Kevorkian behind bars.
Kevorkian has repeatedly ignored injunctions and has admitted participating in at least 41 assisted suicides since 1991. The twist in the latest development is that Kevorkian could conceivably be jailed without benefit of a jury trial.